We always like to take friends from out of state to Tupelo Honey to give them a taste of the South. It never disappoints. The wait staff was short of help on this visit, but our waitress worked very hard to accommodate us and several other tables. The hostess was very kind and our guest from Minnesota loved her experience!
As we approached Tupelo Honey-Raleigh, I cringed at the number of folks waiting outside the restaurant. Thanks to our OpenTable reservation, we walked into the crowded restaurant, mentioned the reservation, and were immediately seated in front of all those other people. It was amazing. The Raleigh location doesn't compare to the spacious Myrtle Beach site. Raleigh has a dark ambiance, high noise level, and over-capacity seating at tables. However, our server Daniel was exceptional, the food was delicious (fried green tomatoes with goat-cheese grits, corn chowder, and tomato bisque). The soups were quite spicy so if you prefer a milder taste, try something else. Definitely worth trying again but certainly not for Sunday lunch.
Dina is incredible!!
My third time there, second time for brunch. We forgot about the NC law about alcohol on Sundays and my husband was bummed he couldn't get his Bloody Mary. He had the huevos rancheros and expected a burrito... I had the eggs Betty and prefer my breakfasts to be more on the savory side but they were both very tasty and had great presentation.
Reunion with friends. Patient and attentive service, great food & drink options. I highly recommend.
Very nice and enjoyable. We ate outside and it was a wonderful patio area.
Shrimp and grits with chorizo was great!
One of the best experiences I've had at a restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive even though they were very busy. Highly recommend!
I had a much better experience at the Charlotte location. Parking is insane. We had a reservation but soon realized it was useless given the 45 minute wait. The entrance was packed and the workflow is unorganized. There were 30 people crammed at the front entrance waiting to be seated. We were headed out when our table was finally ready. The food was ok. The utter chaos with seating spoiled our experience. I will never return to this location.
Tupelo Honey was easy to find, but parking was not so easy. They were ready for us when we walked in which was nice as we were a few minutes early for our reservation. However, while the food was nice, their menu didn’t make it clear which dishes were hot spicy. I ordered shrimp and grits that was too seasoned for me to eat BUT they were quick to make it right with a whole new dinner that was not spicy but nicely seasoned. A nice and appreciated surprise as there was no hassle just an apology.
My husband and I went for brunch on Saturday April 7th around 1pm and it was very busy. We had a reservation though and were sat pretty quickly. However after 10 minutes at the table no one had greeted us. The table behind us was sat after us but to a dirty table and had to wait for the hostess to clean it. After a couple minutes a female manager came over, gave them plates, and asked if they wanted drinks or an appetizer. A few minutes later we still hadn't been helped and the same manager walked by again. I stopped and asked her if anyone was working our table since no one had helped us and she seemed immediately annoyed. She said yes and the server "must be in the bathroom." I said ok well I just noticed the table behind us was sat after us but already been helped by her. She said it was cuz they'd been sat at a dirty table and walked away without asking if she could at least get us a drink. Our server arrived shortly after who was actually very nice and apologetic, so we were completely happy with her. The manager later brought us our drinks and gave me my mimosa and set my husbands beer down saying "here's your..beer...I don't know what kind I just grabbed it." I worked in the serving industry a LONG time and none of this behavior was ok in my opinion. As a waitress if someone stopped me and hadn't been helped in that long I'd have asked what I could get them. She was rude and unhelpful and really put us off from a restaurant we love and drive to from Apex. Very disappointed.
Food was great
It was a great day at Tupelo for friends. This is the second time I have been there for brunch and have enjoyed it. Our only problem was that our food came out several minutes apart. They immediately apologized without us saying anything. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves a nice southern place for food.
Chicken and hamburger was delicious
Great service! At $15, the Bloody Mary was too pricey, but everything else was so good, I was able to get past it.
Worth another try... I ordered the Grilled Patagonian Salmon. The salmon was delicious, cooked to medium perfection, and arrived hot. Sadly, everything under the salmon was cold, not even room temperature. The roasted cauliflower and tri-colored carrots were very tasty, even cold. The creamy quinoa was bizzare, as the consistency reminded me of glue and it had zero flavor. If I order again I will ask to leave the creamy quinoa and harissa (couldn't figure out why this was included, as it doesn't fit with the other flavors).
The biscuits, blueberry jam, and honey are where it's at. I would have eaten nothing but that if it had been an option. YUM!
Clearly Tupelo Honey is a little high on themselves. Seems that he prices on the menu keep increasing while food quality and service are on the decline. We got the apparent last 2 biscuits (we had 4 people dining) that looked like they had been dropped on the floor. How do you run out of biscuits at Noon during the week? We had to ask for more biscuits 3 times. I expected better.
Very good menu with different twist to many traditional southern meals. Good gluten free options. Service was very good. Fried chicken excellent and vegetables well prepared, not over cooked.
Food and service were terrific. Wait staff was very attentive.
only critical comment I have is that the table was a bit sticky (honey? syrup?) Maybe a bit of spring cleaning needed?
The food was good and staff was friendly. I thought the prices were a little high for the type of dining it is but I enjoyed myself and would go back.
Easter brunch with my mom was delightful. The cheese grits are a must have!
Service was terrible and the food was mediocre. Will not go again. Would not recommend, would even discourage someone from going.
I really enjoy Tupelo Honey and will visit again. I have been on other occasions. I always enjoy the food and the atmosphere.
Very good food and great service. It was a busy early evening with lots of kids and large groups so it was congested and very noisy.
My experience was great, we were seated promptly with our reservation which I really appreciated, our server was very attentive and always kept our drinks refilled, and food was good!
Cold food , poorly made and service was terrible
My first visit with my boyfriend was amazing! I enjoyed every bit of the dining experience despite out French press coffee being at the end of our meal and the entree being served not too long after the appetizer. The server Beagan was amazing and the most friendliest server in a while. He did great and kept our waters full. I loved this place and I can wait to bring my family here.
Very mediocre restaurant and food. We were highly dissatisfied
Food was excellent as always. Love the biscuits and blueberry jam/honey.
Food was great and our server was on top of her game, even though quite busy. We had a reservation for 3 (adults) for a traditional table, versus a bar table. We were first taken to a small two top table with three chairs. I was not happy and told the hostess that wasn’t going to work. We had to wait another 10 min then were seated at a bar table. I realize Sunday brunch is a busy time, but I made a reservation in advance and what was requested should have been available instead of trying to cram adults around a table too small.
Food was amazing! The selections were great! The service was perfect! It was a wonderful dining experience!
Wonderful food and wonderful service! I love Tupelo Honey.
Great experience overall, good food- large portions. Biscuits were great!
At the beginning of brunch, they give you biscuits with honey and jam. Before entrees, they clear all that up. My fiance ordered honey fried chicken and wanted honey to put on it. This is ABSOLUTELY standard for southern cuisine. The manager, however, made us promise not to steal it and told us a lot of people steal the honey. Later on, she told our waiter near our table where we could hear her, to keep an eye on the honey.
The food is good, the service is excellent, but I don't appreciate the insinuation that we would steal honey (really?). It should be put out with the fried chicken regardless.
It's a nice restaurant with good food, but you MAY be treated as a criminal if you ask for honey. (At a place that has HONEY in the name)
Food outstanding. Lucked out with server and location of table. Tough to eat a bad dish, lots of delicious southern cuisine. Would go again soon!
Food was good, reservation was on time, we’ll be back
Disappointed . Asheville is always excellent the was not at the same level. Didn’t bring appetizer over dinner arrived first .
Brussel sprouts burned.
Kids macaroni was runny and $2 for 4 super small carrots for kids.
Would not go back again to this one in Raleigh.
They were apologizing at two other tables .
Delicious food and great service, modern southern fare done well!
We had a great time for brunch at Tupelo Honey. The server was AMAZING - she was so attentive and wonderful - really the highlight of the experience. The food, as always, was good - just heavy.